LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2015  — Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Beinus has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Tax Practice Group. Mr. Beinus focuses his practice on a range of tax matters, including complex partnership transactions, real estate investment trusts (REITs), debt and equity offerings, restructurings, investment fund formations, and mergers and acquisitions.

“Michael has a great reputation and significant experience with complex tax work in a wide range of transactions,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “Our Los Angeles corporate practice has experienced steady growth over the last several years, and adding an energetic and talented tax professional like Michael to our team will enhance our full-service transactional offering in Los Angeles as well as the Bay Area.”

Mr. Beinus joins Kirkland from the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he was a partner. He has represented various prominent public and private REITs, real estate and private equity funds, and sovereign wealth funds.  

“I was impressed by Kirkland’s trajectory, and the Firm’s vibrant, entrepreneurial culture was appealing to me,” said Mr. Beinus. “The Firm has a great platform for my clients and the types of complex, challenging transactions that are most interesting to me, and I’m excited to join the Kirkland team.”

“Michael is the total package; bright, creative and dedicated to great client service,” said Todd F. Maynes, partner in Kirkland’s Tax Practice Group. “He’s an excellent addition to our global tax, private equity, real estate and REIT practices as well as the Los Angeles office. With Michael on board, our Los Angeles transactional practices are ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”

Mr. Beinus, 41, has been listed among the “Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms” by Turnarounds & Workouts and is included in The Legal 500 U.S. He was a member of the team that was named “Los Angeles – Tax Firm of the Year” at the 2013 International Tax Review Americas Awards.

He holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, restructuring and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Los Angeles, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.